Friday 24 May 2019

Man accused of murdering mum-of-two Amanda Carroll remanded in custody

Amanda Carroll pictured with Sean Nolan
Amanda Carroll pictured with Sean Nolan

Tom Tuite

A 35-YEAR-OLD man charged with murdering his partner Amanda Carroll who was found dead in her apartment in Dublin has been further remanded in custody.

The 32-year-old mother was discovered at her home in Homestead Court, Quarry Road, Cabra, Dublin 7 shortly after 2.30pm on October 21, 2018.

The scene was preserved for an examination by the Garda Technical Bureau. A post-mortem found she sustained serious injuries.

Electrician Sean Nolan, from Ashington Crescent, Navan Road, Dublin was arrested the following day and detained at Mountjoy Garda Station under Section 4, Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He was remanded in custody after appearing Dublin District Court on October 23 charged with Amanda Carroll’s murder. He faced his tenth hearing when he appeared before Judge Miriam Walsh at Cloverhill District Court.

The defendant was further remanded in custody to appear again at the same court on April 30 next.

At his first hearing, Detective Garda Aidan Flanagan said Mr Nolan “made no reply” when the charge was put to him.

The district court cannot grant bail in murders cases.

Legal aid had been granted to Mr Nolan who has not yet indicated how he will plead.

Due to the nature of the charge a bail application would have to be brought before the High Court.

Amanda originally from the north inner city, had worked in Marino, in Dublin.

The former child-development student had lived at Homestead Court Apartments for the past 11 years.

She had a 16-year-old son and another child aged four.

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